Celebrating 150 Years ~ 1867-2017

150 Walking Challenge - April Events

April 1st, 2017

Calling all Dayton VA Medical Center staff and volunteers, Veterans and community members! 2017 is a historical year for the Dayton VA Medical Center as it celebrates servicing Veterans for 150 years. The 150 Walking Challenge was established to encourage health and wellness in those who directly impact the Dayton VA Medical Center. In celebration of 150 years the 150 Walking Challenge was developed. The challenge consists of, an individual walking (or rolling) 150 miles over the course of 2017 at Dayton VA Medical Center sponsored and/or approved walks. Teams of up to 10 members are also encouraged, to accomplish the most miles possible! Walk over 150 miles and you will be in the running to win the grand prize for the most mileage completed!!!!  1st, 2nd and 3rd place individual and Team finishers (for most miles walked; TEAM competition based on average miles walked by each Team member) and those who complete the 150 Walking Challenge will receive prizes, too. This challenge will begin January 1, 2017 and conclude on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017 at the Veterans Day Ceremony at Dayton VA Medical Center. Let's get walking!

For details about the 150 Walking Challenge, please visit: http://daytonva150.com/events/event.html?event_id=55 .

If you are interested in registering, please contact : Betsey.striebel@va.gov. If you would like a walk approved to be included in the 150 Walking Challenge, please contact Betsey.striebel@va.gov, no less than 30 days prior to event. Any events submitted less than 30 days in advance will not be considered.

 Dayton VA Medical Center Sponsored Walks for April 2017:

    • Walk n' Roll:
      • Tuesdays and Wednesday (every week)
      • Location: Outside of Primary Care Building
      • TIME: 12:10
      • Duration: 30 minutes 

Dayton VA Medical Center Approved Walks for April 2017:

Walking Strides Group:

    • Sunday, April 2, 2017
    • Location: Dayton Mall (exact location TBA)
    • TIME: 2:00 PM
    • Duration: 60 minutes
  • National Walking Day 2017:

    • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    • Location: Dayton VA Medical Center
    • TIME: 11AM to 1PM (exact walk will be updated)
    • Duration: 1 mile

Warrior 150 Challenge Hike #2:

Join the Dayton Hikers and the Dayton VA Medical Center for Hike #1 of the Warrior 150 Challenge. This is a non-competitive hiking event; results are not being tracked and will not be posted. Hikers will need to sign-in at the start of the hike, in order to participate in the Warrior 150 Challenge. Please hike at your own risk

  • Saturday and Sunday, April 22, 2017

    • LOCATION:         Miami Erie Canal Towpath

    • DISTANCE:         24.7miles; 39.52 kilometers

    • START POINT DAY 1: Spencerville (4th Street)

    • END POINT DAY 2: Minister (1st Street)

The Hero's 5K Run & Walk - Central State University - Dayton

    • Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • Location: Dayton VA Medical Center
    • TIME: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Distance: 5K

Please come out and hike as much or as little as you like, 150 Walking Challenge Participants will be given credit for miles walked.

HIKE DETAILS: Dirt and grass foot path along the historic Miami Erie Canal towpath. Passes the remains of locks and canal artifacts. Passes through Spencerville, St. Mary's New Bremen and Minster.

Please visit: http://warrior150challenge.com/ for more information.


Attention, DVAMC, CBOC's, 3rd shift and Weekend employees:

Interested in walking or rolling after you complete your work day?  Or do you want to walk or roll prior to starting your work day but the 12:10 PM regularly scheduled “Walk n' Roll” is not a good time for you?  If you are interested in being a leader for a "Walk n' Roll" after work, during an alternative TOD to the day shift or are at a CBOC, please contact betsey.striebel@va.gov. Or maybe you walk on a regular basis at DVAMC and would be interested in making it a group walk, where others can join please contact betsey.striebel@va.gov.